Environment

The Great Lakes are significantly cleaner today, now that many of the region's factories have closed. But environmental challenges -- including pollution and invasive species -- remain.   

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Scajaquada Creek a hot spot in local clean-up event

May 27, 2016

Joggers whisk by in pairs or with pets along the path at the Delaware Park Marcy Casino. It’s a typical late spring morning with trees budding, water fowl floating in Hoyt Lake and the sour aroma of the Scajaquada Creek wafting in the air.

This month, the Ohio EPA could place the western Lake Erie basin on its impaired list, a biennial list of waters that do not meet state water quality standards. And with harmful algal blooms posing a threat to drinking and recreational waters every summer, advocates say there’s a clear need to clean up Lake Erie.  But is the impaired designation the solution?


Riverkeeper shoreline sweep clears "tons" of trash

May 27, 2016

When area residents say they’re going to pitch in to help keep the environment clean, they mean it. More than eight tons of litter, trash and debris was collected during the Spring Shoreline Sweep hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper on April 23.

Boaters warned of invasive species spread

May 27, 2016

When you’re taking your boat out on the water this season, be sure you don’t bring along any hitchhikers.

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